Master of Arts in Political Science

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Our master’s in political science focuses on U.S. politics, global politics, public policy and political processes to properly address the needs of students who seek a thorough understanding of government and legal studies.

Students admitted to our program will select one of the following options with consultation and approval of their graduate committee. The student’s graduate committee may require completion of more than the minimum number of semester credit hours indicated and specify courses to be included in the student’s individual degree. These options include:

Please visit our Graduate Catalog for more information about degree and course requirements regarding our different degree options.

Degree Details

Admission requirements

Admission to the TWU Graduate School

When you apply to the TWU Graduate School, we will evaluate your academic achievement and preparation, as well as your standardized test scores if required. All students must meet the University requirements as outlined in the Admissions to the TWU Graduate School. In addition, most graduate programs have additional admission requirements that must be completed. These requirements can be found on each graduate program website. After acceptance, you will need to begin your program within one year, unless a deferral has been approved by the program.

Check out the links below for specific admissions information:

*Admission to the History & Political Science Graduate Programs

Program Contact

Jacob Blosser, Ph.D.

Application Deadlines

No fixed deadlines - Rolling admissions

Admission Requirements

  • Applicant’s overall record should clearly reflect the ability to pursue advanced study, conduct research, and write effectively in the field selected.
  • Documentation of a strong preparation in the liberal arts.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.25 on last 60 semester credit hours of undergraduate work.
  • A minimum of 12 semester credit hours of upper-division undergraduate or graduate work in the major field.
  • Applicants are required to submit a writing sample to the department. A curriculum vita with the names and contact information from three references is also required. Applicants who do not meet the above prerequisites at the time of application may, under exceptional circumstances, be recommended for provisional admission by the department.

Applicants who at the time of application do not meet the above requirements may, under exceptional circumstances, be recommended for provisional admission by the department.

How to Apply

  1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
  2. Collect and submit the following documents as separate files in ONE email to with the subject line "(Full Name) - Graduate Application". Please attach all items as PDFs.
    • Writing sample
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Name and contact information for three references

Need More Information?

To learn more about the master's of political science, please contact our department chair, Jonathan Olsen, Ph.D., at or 940-898-2156, or fill out the following form:

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Page last updated 3:55 PM, July 18, 2019